..and it was "Shays' Rebellion".
NOT just poor farmers.
NOT just disgruntled veterans.
Wealthy Land Owners, also.
Pillars of the western Massachusetts Bay State communities, that observed the "power play" being foisted upon the citizens by "speculators"from east Mass.
Said Speculators were wealthy businessmen from Boston, who purchased paper currency for coin at huge discounts, and stood to reap HUGE rewards on their investments when Mass. Legislature voted to liquidate the debt and "payoff" the debt represented by the "paper money".
They had the "inside scoop" since they had prominent positions within the legislature and court system...like Wall Street today.
"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!
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